The King Under 20K Is Expensive Yet Awesome Xiaomi Poco F3 has been the talk of the town since its launch. And for a good reason too, who wouldn’t want to have a powerful smartphone under 20k? The Pocophone comes with Snapdragon 845 chipset, which makes it ideal for gaming and multitasking. But does that mean it is the best smartphone under 20k? Let’s find out.
Design, Display & Build
The design language of the Poco F3 is similar to any other Xiaomi phone except that it doesn’t have a fingerprint scanner on the back. It has an IR face unlock feature, which works quite well most of the time. Unlike the other Xiaomi phones, it doesn’t come with a USB type C port. It has a micro USB 2.0 port with an audio jack at the top, IR Blaster, and a noise cancellation mic on either side. The power button and volume rockers are placed on the phone’s right edge, and the SIM tray is on the left edge.
The Poco F3 performs well in terms of gaming too. I loaded up multiple games like Asphalt 8, Dead Trigger 2 etc to test its performance. To my surprise, it worked really well on all the games on high graphics settings without any lags or crashes.
” The phone is on the fatter side but it’s still ergonomic to hold. “
It has a 6.18 inch FHD+ display with a notch on top, and it is definitely the best smartphone under 20k from design and build perspective in my opinion. As expected, the battery lasts around 1 and a half day or slightly more than that. It also supports Quick Charge but you’ll have to buy a compatible charger separately to take advantage of the feature.
The Xiaomi Poco F3 is the most powerful phone in its range of 20k. And with most features, comes a lot of challenges. Let’s talk about the cameras on this device. The rear camera has a 12 MP shooter along with an LED flash and a 5 MP depth sensor for portrait shots. The selfie shooter on the other hand, is a 20 MP shooter.
There’s only one camera on the front, and that’s a good thing considering you’re not going to use it for taking selfies with your pets or anything else from a distance. The rear camera, however, takes really good pictures in daylight conditions but the quality deteriorates when it comes to low-light shoots. But I think at this price, you can’t really complain about the cameras.
Xiaomi Poco F3 Specification
|OS||Android 11 OS|
|Dimensions||163.7 x 76.4 x 7.8 mm|
|SIM||Dual Sim, Dual Standby (Nano-SIM)|
|Colors||Arctic White, Night Black, Deep Ocean Blue|
|2G Band||SIM1: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900SIM2: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900|
|3G Band||HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100|
|4G Band||LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800), 38(2600), 40(2300), 41(2500)|
|5G Band||5G SA/NSA|
|CPU||Octa-core (1 x 3.2 GHz Kryo 585 + 3 x 2.42 GHz Kryo 585 + 4 x 1.80 GHz Kryo 585)|
|Chipset||Qualcomm SM8250-AC Snapdragon 870 5G (7 nm)|
|Technology||AMOLED Capacitive Touchscreen, Multitouch|
|Resolution||1080 x 2400 Pixels (~395 PPI)|
|Protection||Corning Gorilla Glass 5|
|Extra Features||120Hz, HDR10+, 1300 nits (peak)|
|Built-in||128GB Built-in, 6GB RAM, UFS 3.1|
|Main||Triple Camera: 48 MP, f/1.8, 26mm (wide), 1/2″, PDAF + 8 MP, f/2.2, (ultrawide) + 5 MP, f/2.4, 50mm (macro), 1/5.0″, AF, LED Flash|
|Features||Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama, Video (4K@30fps, 1080p@30/60/120/240/960fps, gyro-EIS)|
|Front||20 MP, f/2.5, (wide), 1/3.4″, HDR, Video (1080p@30fps, 720p@120fps)|
|WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot|
|Bluetooth||v5.1 with A2DP, LE|
|GPS||Yes + dual-band A-GPS with GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO, QZSS, NavIC|
|Radio||FM Radio (Unspecified)|
|USB||USB Type-C 2.0, USB On-The-Go|
|Data||GPRS, Edge, 3G (HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps), 4G LTE-A, 5G capable|
|Sensors||Accelerometer, color spectrum, Compass, Fingerprint (side mounted), Gyro, Proximity|
|Audio||24-bit/192kHz audio, Speaker Phone|
|Messaging||SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM|
|Games||Built-in + Downloadable|
|Extra||Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic, Photo/video editor, Document viewer|
|Capacity||(Li-Po Non removable), 4520 mAh|
|– Fast charging 33W, 100% in 52 min (advertised), Power Delivery 3.0, Quick Charge 3+|